The Irish Football Association Foundation and Tennis Fundamentals have joined forces to offer a skills camp with a difference.
The camp is part of the Irish FA Foundation's extensive holiday football camps programme, which is running at over 50 venues across Northern Ireland this Summer. But it is offering a mix of football and tennis rather than the usual sole focus on football.
Every attendee will receive a free adidas 2018 World Cup football, a tennis racquet and a frisbee.
Ian Stewart, the Irish FA Foundation’s Grassroots Development Manager, explained: “We are always trying to enhance our camps and dual sport camps are a way for us to reach out to user groups who would not normally consider playing football.
“This camp will allow children to try a new sport and work on transferable skills from within both sports in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.”
At the camp, which is running at Wallace Park in Lisburn from 22-24 August, children aged 5-14 will be able to experience quality coaching in tennis as well as football. The coaching sessions will begin at 2pm and finish at 5pm each day.
Ian added: “Through this fun-filled camp we are aiming to develop a multi-sport approach to skills development as well as provide another opportunity for children to get active in the Easter holidays.
“With a maximum of 40 places available we expect this camp to fill up very quickly so I would encourage anyone interested to get booked on.”
22nd -24th August 2018, 2pm-5pm
Wallace Park, Lisburn
Booking rates are as follows:
1 child: £35
2 children*: £60
3 children*: £90
4 children*: £110
*additional children must be from the same family
For full details and dates of all the Irish FA Foundation summer football camps this Easter, including the camp at Wallace Park, visit www.irishfa.com/footballcamps.